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Stormyking last won the day on June 9 2013

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    Sandown, Isle of Wight
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    Landscape photography, Nature, Bowls,Football, NFL, Music and Fishing
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  1. Well then all I can say is what a couple of days it has been! Will start off with Thursday. So the day had started off on dry and relatively bright note, cloud moved in around midday which it stayed like that for quite a few hours. The first wave of precipitation arrived late Afternoon around 4pmish, it started as rain and sleet across the whole Island which was like that for a good 45 minutes to an hour. Reports started coming in of the rain and sleet and started turning to snow across Central and Western parts of the island! By around 6pm, the reports coming in were that many places was snowing, but at this point, only the far East coast of the Island was under sleet (Which happens to be my area). Set off for a bowls game in Ryde, when we got there, the rain was rapidly turning to snow, with big flakes getting thrown in by now. The game started, the sound of our bowls club tin roof went silent and at this point I had a huge adrenaline rush, knowing that there was heavy precipitation falling and our roof being silent, it had turned to heavy snow! I snuck off the green for a cheeky look as I couldn't help myself, and it really was heavy snow coming down! The opposing team conceded the game early with our team so far ahead, they wanted to get back early in case the snow got too bad. I quickly ran off the green, shouted in excitement ( DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMANNN) << the look I got given . Anyway left the club, and there was a good inch fallen outside at this stage with yet more heavy snow falling. It was a treacherous ride home. Got to Sandown and amazingly there was hardly any snow on the ground, it had only just turned to snow in this area at the time I got back. Half hour later my good old storm and snow chasing buddy came and picked me up in his 4 by 4 and we headed out to central and western parts where it was really really awesome! Was really a magical night, we went to Newport town square, heavy snow with very light winds was just amazing. We then went into the middle of Parkhurst forest at mid night, got the body the board, using this ledge and snow made ramps! There was a good 6-7cms in this area. We then went to our final destination out towards Freshwater which had even more with snow accumulating to about 10cms. What I found amazing was, there was no precipitation showing over the island on the radar at this point, but we just had continuous moderate-heavy snow falling non stop for hours! Then all the stars came out on the way back home and it was still snowing moderate to heavy! Sandown and Shanklin finally had a coating when I got back, but these were the only 2 places where it didn't do quite so well. Just this one photo from Newport, but have got a couple of video clips which I will upload Last one, we had another period of Moderate to Heavy snow falling yesterday Afternoon for a good hour and a half which gave another new coating
  2. Snowing now in my part of the island in Sandown! Temperature down to 1.7'c! Dewpoint: -1.1'c
  3. Big flakes now rapidly getting thrown in, other places on the island is already falling as snow! Temperature 2.2 Dewpoint: -0.1!
  4. Temperature dropping a little faster now and the dewpoints are also falling as the NW winds are starting to kick in. Still raining for now though! Temperature: 4.0'C Dewpoint: 1.8'c Actually as im typing this its turning to sleet!
  5. Rain has just arrived here, temperature starting to drop a little more. Temperature 5.4 Dew point 3.4'c Im not expecting it to turn to snow till after 7pm, fingers are crossed
  6. So the charts are on a bit of a downer this morning, though I don't think its anything worth worrying about at this stage, if it can turn like that just over night, then it can still easily change back the next 24 hours. I'm concentrating between now and Tuesday in the meantime, with cold and potential snow in the shorter time frame. Its a good start compared to anything we have seen really this winter so far I am keeping the faith for now still
  7. So again I haven't posted in a few weeks again due to Anxiety issues and other problems, am trying to get back into the swing of things. I am well behind on a lot on here, but do follow as much as I can. Certainly a lot of interest going on in the models of late, the quick changes in the shorter term proves why things should never get written off and yet its still all changing on each run. Though our first cold shot does look like its on the cards with the models agreeing on this first short Northerly, with the high pressure ridge going up and then into Scandi, giving us a cold North Easterly-Easterly, which sinks way South. A fair few models going for more attempts of more cold potential, but at that point there will be still a lot of changes. I love these roller coaster rides during these winter model watching months.
  8. Unfortunately I wasn't around to see the Liverpool teams of the 70's and 80's, though I do know about all the stories
  9. Not just so much the Goal Keeper but Van Dijk has been the key in my personnel opinion, he is an absolute monster! I also think he is better than what Sami Hypia was! Along way way to go, but following Liverpool my whole life, this the best Liverpool team i've ever seen so far!
  10. Merry Christmas to every single fellow Net weather member! From a cloudy and murky Isle of Wight

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    2. Stormyking

      Stormyking

      Cheers guys, hope you are both having a great day! And yes Lass and even sweeter xmas for that reason. Though the only team to be top at xmas and not win the league on 2 occasions were Liverpool -.-

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      damn, not a good record to have lol

    4. Dami

      Dami

      hope you had a great day!

  11. I definitely am not worrying about anything as yet, not until what ever is showing within the 5 day timeframe GFS P looking pretty decent again currently, be interesting to see what the ECM brings after showing some good consistence the last few runs. GFS normal showing something different like it normally does on most runs. UKMO didn't look too bad either to me on its latest 12z. Icon looked much better as well, compared to yesterday and this Morning I do enjoy these wars between the models, makes everything feel more intense and interesting as a weather perspective in general
  12. I for one definitely don't think the UKMO is all doom and gloom, it is still trying and isn't a million million miles off. Icon isn't great again, but I have seen worse before, i'm not too knowledgeable on the Icon so I don't want to discard it just from previous experience with other scenarios with other models. GFS another really really good run with potential snow showing in the South whilst the GEM tries but doesn't quite make it. As others have said all the uncertainty and just from previous experience I think it will take another few days to see what really happens. If I remember back in March this year, March 2013, December 2010 on quite a few occasions where the models would look really really good, then they back off and then a couple of days later they all jump on board again, these are just a handful of scenarios. Doesn't mean it will happen this time round but its just a reason why I never give up because of a couple of non favourable runs. The season has just begun, and seeing these sort of charts already is great to see whatever happens Currently GFS P and next ECM, wander whats it will bring
  13. A lot of Mid-high level cloud has now moved in ahead ahead of tonight, winds are still non existant to very very light however however. There were awesome looking sun rays as the cloud began to cover the Sun walking across Sandown seafront. Current Temperature: 8.3'c after reaching a high of 10.1'c so far. Wind: ranging between 0.0 - 0.5mph ESE
  14. Thinking this run might be better again slight with heights to the North by 192/198 look slight further West over Iceland and slightly closer to Greenland. Also liking the look of the undercutting
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